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John D MacDonald (1916-1986) MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. After war service in the Far East he wrote hundreds of stories for the pulps and over seventy novels, including the 21 in the Travis McGee sequence.
If you've never read any of John D.McDonald's 'Travis McGee' books, you're missing out on a good thing ! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chauffeur
... who reported back that it was "very intelligently written" and had left him wanting to read more of the series. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Benedict
Very good... I always changed what I planned to do and ended up reading further in this book. It's very engaging.
I ordered the next one in the series already
For the story - 4 or 5 stars.
For the price and making it come up with Lee Child as author 1 star. Read more
He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political... Read more
If you enjoy modern crime series (Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone books, for instance) and want to try something harder-edged, then the Travis McGee books are a great find. Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2012 by Rowena Hoseason
"Home is the `Busted Flush,' 52-foot barge-type houseboat, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar,
Is there any address in American literature so readily identified? Read more
John D. MacDonald's protagonist Travis McGee describes himself as a "salvage Consultant". He recovers misappropriated or stolen items from various miscreants. Read morePublished on 24 July 2009 by One-Reader